Graphics Card Purchasing Help

  1. Gurn Blanston's Avatar
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       #1

    Graphics Card Purchasing Help


    Hi all,

    I'm looking at getting a new graphics card in a month or so and I have been looking at Nvidia (after years of using Radeon cards), and I have a question or two:

    I'm looking at the GTX 1070 (Mid-range is around $595 to $650 where I live) and it seems that it will do all right, but I have also seen a couple of low end GTX 1080's in the $650 to $700 range at Newegg.

    My question is: Would the low end 1080 be a better buy than the mid or high end 1070? I'm not an extreme gamer, but I would like to play some of the newer games. I can justify the purchase of the 1080, gaming wise, but would the extra $100 be worth it to get the low end 1080?

    My budget is $700 to $750 before taxes
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
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    There is no such thing as a low end GTX 1080, just different versions of a 1080, a 1080 will always be a better card than a 1070.

    Get the best card you can afford.

    These 2 links are for the same 1080, just different vendors, Bestbuy does absolutely nothing to the card.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-...?skuId=5330600

    GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Cards | NVIDIA GeForce

    And you can also get a 1080 from EVGA, PNY, ASUS, MSI Etc.

    EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING, 08G-P4-5184-KR, 8GB GDDR5X, ACX 3.0 - 08G-P4-5184-KR


    Also do some research on a 1070 Ti first before you make any purchase.

    GTX 1070 Ti Gaming Graphics Card | NVIDIA GeForce

    EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 GAMING, 08G-P4-6775-KR, 8GB GDDR5, iCX - 9 Thermal Sensors & RGB LED G/P/M - 08G-P4-6775-KR


    I recommend EVGA or going directly through nVidia, MSI also makes a great looking card too.

    GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING 8G | Graphics card - The world leader in display performance | MSI USA

    It`s all about performance (for what you need) looks and price.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 09 Oct 2018 at 01:43.
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  3. Gurn Blanston's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the help, and the links. I'll be purchasing the 1080.
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